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Bikram Yoga

Does Sweating Release Toxins?

Melissa Edmonds | Posted 10.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Edmonds

"Sweating out toxins" is one of the commonly listed benefits of hot yoga and in-home saunas. You've heard the claim before, but have you ever wonder...

Why I Think Yoga Is Out To Get Me

Michelle Combs | Posted 10.23.2015 | Fifty
Michelle Combs

It might be paranoid to say that Yoga is out to get me, but Yoga is out to get me. I might be exaggerating. I actually adore Yoga. But here are just a few of my Yoga incidents. I can't bring myself to talk about the one hot Yoga class I took.

Bikram Yoga's 26 Poses Are Not Protected By Copyright, Court Rules

Associated Press | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal appeals court says a sequence of 26 poses and two breathing exercises used in hot yoga classes is not entitled to cop...

A Sane Person's Guide to Insane Fitness

Marlaina Schiavo | Posted 10.08.2015 | Comedy
Marlaina Schiavo

Now, the concept of "going to the gym" has been increasingly overshadowed by niche fitness classes. All of them promising to be the best workout you will ever get on planet earth. These classes also come with pretty package incentives, which are absurdly overpriced and can hardly be considered motivation to join.

Definitive Proof That The Founder Of Bikram Yoga Is A Dick

The HuffPost Show | Posted 06.03.2015 | HPSN

Dickipedia is "The HuffPost Show's" comprehensive wiki of dicks. Our latest entry is Bikram Choudhury: a 69-year-old yoga instructor, a multimillionai...

Agents of Change: 5 Forward Thinkers You Need to Know

Greg Archer | Posted 05.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five luminous entities that strive to make the world a better place.

I tried Bikram (aka Yoga in Hell or 'Hot Yoga')

Wendy Reese | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

I tried hot yoga and I tried Bikram. I found the reasons I thought I wouldn't like it weren't what I expected. In the process of trying, I learned more about myself, my practice, and why any of it really matters to me.

5 Yoga Myths Even Devoted Yogis Still Believe

The Huffington Post | Abigail Wise | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living

Yoga is here to stay. The $27 billion industry saw a 29 percent increase in popularity from 2008 to 2012. It attracts 8.7 percent of Americans to mats...

Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Yoga?

Dani Alpert | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dani Alpert

I don't know why I was surprised that there was two yoga classes a day, during my week long yoga retreat in Mexico. It was a friggin' yoga retreat!! The classes were wonderful, but I was a little bored. Why did I go? Someone had put it on my to-do list. Oh, yeah, that was me.

House of Bikram

Chris Peak | Posted 05.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Chris Peak

There's unrest brewing in the world of yoga. If you watched ABC's Nightline last week or read the story in Vanity Fair last month, Bikram Choudhury, the eponymous Guru that helped transform the bodies of housewives and college grads with liberal arts degrees, is under pressure.

Found! The Fountain Of Youth For Those Over 50

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 04.17.2014 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

Before we begin, I know there are lots of tonics, miracle vitamins, hormone therapy, cleanses and diets that have claimed to be the Fountain of Youth for those of us past age 50. So before you suspend belief or stop reading, check out this recent photo of me.

Pain and Prana: The Yoga-Related Injury

Cat del Valle Castellanos | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Cat del Valle Castellanos

"Yoga-related injuries." The phrase sounds ridiculous. I've been backcountry skiing, diving with sharks, and this is how I get injured? Who does this?

Why You Should Go to Paris and Try Bikram Yoga

Uloop | Posted 01.23.2014 | College

She boasted about the benefits, claiming it "encourages healthy living," blah blah blah. Sure, why not? I have nothing to lose -- except maybe the extra pounds acquired from too many baguettes and cheese.

Carolyn Gregoire

LOOK: How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 03.05.2014 | Healthy Living

The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yog...

Yoga Manners for Sweaty Men

Meena Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Meena Khan

Just because yoga teaches us acceptance does not mean that any yogi should have carte blanche to sully a neighbour's mat with his sweat or to traumatize a fellow yogi with the sight of his flaccid phallus or wet bum.

Eleazar David Melendez

Bikram Yoga Founder Faces Suit For Alleged Rape, Sexual Harassment And Racism | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 08.06.2013 | Small Business

The guru behind a popular style of yoga currently facing allegations of rape and sexual assault inspired fear in his employees and runs his company "l...

Show Me the Half-Full Glass

Lai-Lai Jenkins | Posted 04.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Lai-Lai Jenkins

If you can't seem to see the glass half-full, surround yourself with people that can. Find a supportive community; look for people with similar interests who understand you and will be able to provide you with the encouraging words you need to hear.

Chariots of Fire: A Conflict on the Battlefield of American Yoga Culture

Jill Lawson | Posted 03.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Jill Lawson

If we want to keep the American yoga chariot we're riding from crashing and burning in its own funeral pyre, we must respect the spiritual wisdom from which it was born. Perhaps it's time to put our desires aside and allow Arjuna, with the help of Krishna, take back the reins.

Last-Minute Travel Gift Guide

Karen Loftus | Posted 12.23.2012 | Travel
Karen Loftus

From tech toys to fashion-forward gear and on-the-go gifts that tackle health and wellness while away, this guide covers all lifestyle aspects for the travel savvy.


Yogi Cameron Alborzian | Posted 02.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Yogi Cameron Alborzian

Rather than try to make someone sound wrong, the purpose of this article is to explore the potential yoga postures have to open the body so that we may sit for longer periods of time as was always intended.

Hot Yoga Kicked My Ass, And I Liked It

Valerie Frankel | Posted 01.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Valerie Frankel

I tried Bikram yoga. Twenty-six poses in 90 minutes in a room heated to 104 degrees. My first three sessions were horrible, okay and great, in that order. After my triumphant third session -- I got through every pose, no light-headedness or true misery -- I thought, "Hot yoga is my bitch."

Should You Try Hot Yoga?

Posted 10.11.2012 | Healthy Living

By Beth W. Orenstein Medically reviewed by Niya Jones M.D., M.P.H. Introduced in the 1970s, Bikram yoga has been gaining in popularity ever sinc...

September Is National Yoga Awareness Month

Erica Diamond | Posted 09.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Erica Diamond

If you think you won't enjoy it, or that it's not a workout, or that you won't get toned, or if you think yoga is for freaks, I want to leave you with five reasons: Why yoga?

The Sweet Taste of Resentment in the Morning: My Month With Bikram Yoga

Alison Preece | Posted 07.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Alison Preece

My visibly-trembling muscles shake globs of sweat off my patchy, red skin while my hair manages to both frizz up and clamp on my skin all at once. The picture of Zen, I am not.

Is Yoga Ready for the Olympics?

Valerie Reiss | Posted 05.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Valerie Reiss

Though we in the competition-squeamish yoga community have been repeatedly assured that yoga competitions are historically common in India, your first time can be shocking. That was my experience at least, at the Hudson Theater in Midtown Manhattan, watching the 2012 United States Yoga Asana Championship, New York Regional edition.